SpaceX’s new rocket to ferry Tesla Roadster to Mars

SpaceX’s new rocket to ferry Tesla Roadster to Mars

San Francisco, December 2 (IANS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first flight of his company’s “Falcon Heavy” rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster — touted as the quickest car in the world with record-setting acceleration, range and performance — into Martian orbit.   “‘Falcon Heavy’ to launch next month from ‘Apollo 11’ […]

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

FILE PHOTO: People gather around lit candles in the shape of a ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World Aids Day, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File photo   LONDON, November 30 (Reuters) – Scientists announced the launch of another large HIV vaccine efficacy study on Thursday, fuelling hopes for a […]

India 7th target country for Web Application Attacks

India 7th target country for Web Application Attacks

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration   New Delhi, November 29 (IANS) With the digitisation drive gaining momentum, India has been ranked seventh on the list of target countries for Web Application Attacks globally in the third […]

NASA plans new rover for Mars 2020 mission

NASA plans new rover for Mars 2020 mission

The planet Mars is shown May 12, 2016 in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope view taken May 12, 2016 when it was 50 million miles from Earth. NASA/Handout via Reuters/Files   November 29(Reuters) – NASA’s next mission to Mars in 2020 will feature a souped-up unmanned rover vehicle to search for signs of ancient microbial […]

NASA to measure orbital debris around space station

NASA to measure orbital debris around space station

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin deploys a scientific research package on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. (NASA handout photo via Reuters)   Washington, November 27 (IANS) NASA is set to launch a sensor on December 4 to measure orbital debris around the International Space Station (ISS).   Research from […]

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

A view of the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park at sunset, in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell/Files   GUIYANG, China, November 24 (Reuters) – Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China’s poorest provinces.   […]

YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids’ videos grow

YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids’ videos grow

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Ilustration/File Photo   November 23(Reuters) – YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it […]

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., November 21 (AP) — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water.   Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet. Instead, Arizona scientists report in Nature Geoscience that […]

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